Zelenskyy named 2024 a decisive year for Ukraine and the EU
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Zelenskyy named 2024 a decisive year for Ukraine and the EU

Office of the President of Ukraine
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Gitanas Nauseda

According to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, 2024 will be a decisive year for Ukraine and the EU countries against the background of the criminal war unleashed by the Kremlin.

Zelenskyy names the current year decisive for Ukraine

In many ways, this year will be decisive for our countries: for Ukraine, for Lithuania, for all our partners. Together, we have to determine what resolutions this year will bring us. Our strength must determine it, our unity must do it. These should be decisions in favor of our freedom, integrity, in favor of our states, cultures and a fair peace for all of us, the President notes.

He emphasised that Ukraine strives to protect the freedom and sovereignty of every country that has become a victim of the Kremlin's aggression.

Also, Zelenskyy thanked Lithuania for supporting Ukraine, stressing that the weapons provided by the Baltic country have been stopping the enemy from the first days of a full-scale war.

Your support for our state is extremely significant. Weapons, equipment, defense packages, training of our soldiers, Lithuania's leadership in the mine clearance coalition. All this gives us strength. I am grateful for the new defence support we have now agreed upon. Not just about help, but about joint production. In particular, not only anti-drone warfares but in other directions of defence production. The relevant documents were signed today, Zelenskyy said.

What Zelenskyy says about the threat of a frozen conflict

The head of state emphasised that Western partners do not pressure Ukraine regarding the need for negotiations with the Kremlin.

There is no pressure from partners to end our protection. I wouldn't say a cessation of hostilities, however, it is our defense. Cessation of our fair defense and cessation of our struggle. There is no pressure on this matter. Not yet, Zelenskyy emphasised.

Zelenskyy added that he had heard and read about Russia's threat of freezing the war in the mass media. However, he emphasised that the partners did not officially give the appropriate signals.

There are different voices. I heard, read and know in the media. There are different voices and there are different discussions. I think that the partners are not yet officially ready to give us the appropriate signals. At least, I did not hear them personally, Zelenskyy noted.

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